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de·cid·u·a

 (dĭ-sĭj′o͞o-ə)
n. pl. de·cid·u·as or de·cid·u·ae (-o͞o-ē′)
A mucous membrane lining the uterus, modified during pregnancy and shed at parturition or during menstruation.

[New Latin (membrāna) dēcidua, (membrane) that falls off, from Latin dēciduus, falling off; see deciduous.]

de·cid′u·al adj.

decidua

(dɪˈsɪdjʊə)
n, pl -ciduas or -ciduae (-ˈsɪdjʊˌiː)
(Zoology) the specialized mucous membrane that lines the uterus of some mammals during pregnancy: is shed, with the placenta, at parturition
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin dēciduus falling down; see deciduous]
deˈcidual, deˈciduate adj

de•cid•u•a

(dɪˈsɪdʒ u ə)

n., pl. -cid•u•as, -cid•u•ae (-ˈsɪdʒ uˌi)
the endometrium of a pregnant uterus, cast off at parturition.
[1775–85; < New Latin < Latin dēciduus falling; see deciduous]
de•cid′u•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decidua - the epithelial tissue of the endometriumdecidua - the epithelial tissue of the endometrium
epithelial tissue, epithelium - membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body
endometrium - (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition
Translations

de·cid·u·a

n. decidua, tejido membranoso formado por la mucosa uterina durante la gestación y expulsado después del parto.
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